Walnut tart (torta di noci)

Yield: 1 servings

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\N \N ISBN 0-02-009078-1; 1994

Dense with walnuts, this traditional tart is more of a cake than a pie. It is deliciously moist and rich and not too sweet. Dust the top with powdered sugar before serving.

3 cups walnut pieces 4 large eggs, separated 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon granulated sugar Rind of 1 lemon, grated Powdered sugar for garnish 1. Preheat the oven to 350-F. Lightly butter and flour a 9-inch springform pan.

2. Place the walnut pieces in a blender or food processor fitted with the steel blade and chop them finely, being careful not to over-process them into a paste. Set aside.

3. Beat the egg yolks and sugar with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add the lemon rind and walnuts and mix only enough to combine.

4. In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites with an electric mixer until stiff. Fold them into the egg yolk-and-walnut mixture. Pour into the prepared pan. Bake for 1 hour, or until golden brown. Cool on a rack. Remove the sides of the pan, dust with powdered sugar, and serve.

From : Sallie Krebs, Sat 07 Oct 95 13:30, Area: COOKING Source: Cooking Vegetables the Italian Way; Judith Barrett From: Sallie Krebs Date: 10-07-95 (20:10) (159) Fido: Cooking

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